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Choosing a proper Webbrowser

asked 2012-08-16 20:10:49 +0000

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i3 is one of the best experiences I ever had using Linux.

So I try to find a browser that will fit into i3 naturally. Yesterday I found (see link:Surf. But it lacks any documentation besides the manpage.

Heck, I yet do not know how to proper exit it!

So I wonder, what are you using? Tabbed browsers? Something I missed? I hope so!

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answered 2012-08-16 20:22:24 +0000

Michael gravatar image

updated 2012-08-16 20:23:33 +0000

I’m using Chrome. It’s insanely fast. I like fast. I was using Firefox before (with Vimperator), but Firefox lost me because it was a lot slower than Chrome (especially its GUI under load).

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Yes, good recommendation. Really fast. I wonder why it wastes space in Linux (tabs are not on the same level as these _oX buttons, but it works nice.

lzap gravatar imagelzap ( 2012-08-26 14:52:24 +0000 )edit

answered 2012-08-17 09:06:59 +0000

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updated 2012-08-17 09:12:50 +0000

I've tried quite a few browsers and now I'm using luakit. It is webkit-based, really fast and lightweight, very extensible, usable out of box and it has clean design.

If you don't need firefox extensions (vimperator/pentadactyl, conkeror) I recommend you to give it a try.

And there are some others I've tried.

  • conkeror - firefox-based, emacs bindings (i'm more into vim)
  • dwb - a lot of funcionality by default but not so stable
  • vimprobable - i guess it's not usable yet
  • jumanji - can't remember but i heard people like it
  • uzbl - more like toolkit than browser
  • xombrero - promising, focused on security but less stuff implemented by now
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